Orchestras to perform on Sunday afternoon

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On April 27, 2010

The Missouri University of Science and Technology University and Community Symphony and the Chamber Orchestras will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 2, in Leach Theater of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla. The Missouri S&T Percussion Ensemble will also perform. The orchestra will be conducted by Dr. Robert J. Cesario, assistant professor of arts, languages and philosophy.

Tickets are $3 for the general public and free for S&T students and youth age 18 and younger. They can be purchased at the door prior to the performance.

The program will open with the Percussion Ensemble playing Glitzville, by Chris Crockarell, followed by the Chamber Orchestra performing George Gershwin’s Lullaby, for strings and Paul Whear’s Preludio.

After a brief intermission, the Symphony Orchestra will perform Franz Schubert’s Marche Militaire and Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 100, the “Military.” The performance will conclude with Carl Maria von Weber’s Overture to the opera Oberon.

“This concert presents a wide range of musical presentations from the upbeat and contemporary Glitzville featuring most of our percussion instruments, to the very soft and quiet Lullaby,” says Cesario. “Listeners will have a chance to hear the subtlety of the strings playing classic, romantic, and contemporary literature, coupled with the winds and percussion in the more restrained ‘military’ trumpet calls in the Haydn, tuneful woodwinds and brass in the Schubert Marche Militaire, and the full-bodied brass, winds, and timpani in Weber’s overture to Oberon.”

For more information about the performance, contact Cesario at cesarior@mst.edu, or call the Missouri S&T performing arts office at 573-341-4185.

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